The Black Stonefly


Running Time: 6 min
Location: USA
DCFF SCreening: 2022


Gian Lawrence is a fly fisherman and outdoorsman with a unique origin story. Growing up in Puyallup and Tacoma’s Hilltop, he fell into a life of crime, violence and destitution until a near-death experience opened his eyes and his soul to the outdoors and a sport largely inaccessible for young black men like himself, fly fishing.

DCFF Screening Information

Plays in the Evergreen Shorts program

Streaming virtually beginning March 4th and plays in-person at the Blue Mouse Theatre on Friday, March 4th at 7:30pm!

In competition for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling, the Evergreen Storyteller’s Award and the 1st Place Storyteller’s Award.

Emily loves movies and Tacoma. Thus, the Destiny City Film Festival was born in 2013 and has been going strong ever since!